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Seaside, Florida Wedding from Lauren Kinsey

I’m not an over-the-top kind of girl. I like simple and modern and chic. Elegance, but not overdone. So when Lauren Kinsey sent over this seaside beauty that checked every love off my list, it quickly became my favorite nautical wedding Off. All. Time. It graced the pages of our Fashion & Beauty e-mag, but today we’re going in a little deeper; poring through every moment of what I deem knot tying perfection. I could easily stare at this mint shaded lovely all day long, and I’m pretty darn certain you’ll feel the same.


From Lauren Kinsey… I am not quite sure I could ever accurately describe how much this sweet couple means to me. From the very first moment I spoke to Brittany, we just had this kismet kind of bond that neither one of us could explain. If I had a sister, I would imagine her to be someone like Brittany. She is one of the kindest and gentlest people I know.

I loved every aspect of this wedding. Brittany is a graphic designer, so she knew exactly how she wanted her wedding to look and feel. Before the ceremony, Chris and Brittany opted to have a first look to get in some extra special portraits prior to the ceremony. Surrounded by only close friends and family, Brittany and Chris were married in the tiny Seaside Interfaith Chapel. Brittany’s sister played guitar during their devotion, and Brittany and Chris’ youth pastor performed the exchange of vows.

The color palette for the wedding was seafoam green, navy, aquamarine, and ivory. Brittany wanted to keep the florals classic and simple, opting to have lush white hydrangeas to lend to the modern/feminine feel of the wedding. Many details were DIY by Brittany. The reception was set under the quaint oaks on the Ruskin Lawn in Seaside, just steps from the Chapel, where cafe lights gave a romantic glow to the family style tables. Dinner consisted of a build your own taco and burrito bar- inspired by Chris and Brittany’s favorite food and home state of Texas! Brittany also surprised Chris by singing him her version of Ingrid Michaelson’s “The Way I Am”, which she had learned on the ukelele only days before.

Photography: Lauren Kinsey Fine Art Wedding Photography | Wedding Dress: J.Crew | Floral Design: Florals by the Sea | Reception: Ruskin Lawn | Catering: Dine By Design | Wedding Coordinator: Heather Archdeacon Williams | Hair: Olive the Beauty Lounge | Officiant: Pastor Greg Pirtle | Ceremony Music: GTS Entertainment | Chapel: Seaside Interfaith Chapel | Confections: Bake my Day | Confections: Sweet For Sirten | Event Rentals: HM Tents and Events | Makeup: Jamie Gummere | Music: GTS Entertainment | Paper Goods/Menus/Invitations: Bride | Reception Entertainment: DJ Paul Kirker

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Seaside Wedding Film from Sixpence Productions

I’m a sucker for a good highlight film, which I always, always get from Sixpence Productions. But when said film takes place in such a beautiful locale with a couple who couldn’t be any cuter and a wedding that is absolutely breathtaking from Savoir Faire Weddings, I can’t help myself. I fall in love and I fall hard.

The love birds. Jonathan and Logan met in College at Baylor University. They hung out in the same crowd (they were actually dating each other’s friends… shhh!) and always somehow seemed to be drawn to each other in a room. They stayed friends for a while until one day it became something more. They dated for four years until Jonathan popped the question. He took her to dinner on her birthday and when the waiter brought out dessert, it was a ring in the middle of strawberries with “Will you marry me?” written in chocolate. She cried and said “YES!.” They then went back to her parent’s house where family and friends surprised her.

The location. Logan grew up going to Seaside, Florida. Her great aunt has a house in Seaside and once Logan and Jonathan started dating, they visited every summer and he fell in love with it too. Once Jonathan proposed, Seaside was a natural decision for them. Logan grew up riding her bike past the Seaside chapel and thinking about how beautiful it was. She never knew that one day she would be a bride walking out of that chapel. V Seagrove was a suggestion by Logan’s great aunt that fit perfectly with their vision. It is a beautiful glass restaurant, facing the ocean. What could be more perfect?

The inspiration. The bridesmaid’s dresses ended up being the inspiration for their wedding, aside from the many nights on pinterest, wedding blogs, etc. Logan chose a beautiful chiffon, floor length dress and she couldn’t imagine it in any other color than blush! The rest of the wedding followed. Logan’s mom and sisters helped with the planning and her great aunt and grandma made decorations and kept us on track. Logan’s cousins made the invitations and their “logo”. It ended really bringing the family closer together.

A few special touches. The rehearsal dinner was at Logan’s great aunt & great uncle’s house off Seaside Avenue, everyone that came down for the wedding was invited. On the wedding day, Logan wore her grandmother’s pearl earrings, the lace handkerchief her Aunt Martha gave her, and a cutting of her mother’s wedding dress around her bouquet. Jonathan’s dad married the couple, he says it was one of the greatest honors in his life. Jonathan had a best man and four “groomsmaids,” which were his sisters. The couple decided to write their own vows, and were obviously very nervous because they dropped the rings… twice! Logan’s sister Chelsea sang Etta James’ “At Last” while the couple danced to their first song as a married couple. Logan and Jonathan each had a signature drink. Logan’s was “The Bride’s Mint to Be” (vodka, lime juice, syrup, mint, & tonic.. super delicious). Jonathan’s signature drink was “The Old Fashioned Groom” (bourbon, simple syrup, orange, cherry). They decided to do a balloon send-off, which turned out to be perfect for the reception site.

The memories. The couple says that it went by in such a beautiful blur. Jonathan says the wedding couldn’t have been any better, that it “was the best wedding ever.” Logan could not have been happier with her intimate, fun, and gorgeous day. Their favorite photo is the one of them kissing in front of the Seaside Chapel, (and of course all of the photos of their crazy friends and family dancing).

The people we owe it to. The vendors truly made this wedding possible. With Logan and Jonathan being from Texas, they hadn’t even met most of their vendors until the wedding day. Each vendor catered specifically to them and made their wedding day more than they could have ever asked for.

Photography: Mackenzie Rollins | Cinematographer: Sixpence Productions | Wedding Dress: Watters | Floral Designer: Grove Fisher | Cake: Sweet for Sirten | Ceremony Venue: Seaside Chapel | Reception Venue: V Seagrove | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Event Planning: Stephanie Tate, Savoir Faire Weddings | DJ: Shane Keller | Bridesmaid's Dress Designer: Bill Levkoff | Photobooth: Tony Thagard | Second Photographer: Avant Images

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Southern Mansion Bridal Session from Jennifer Blair Photography

The list of reasons I love bridal sessions is a long one, but one look at this sweet sesh captured by Jennifer Blair Photography and there’s one simple reason standing tall and proud above the rest.  They’re gorgeous.  The kind of gorgeous that makes you stop everything you’re doing (and I mean everything) to soak it all in.  And when it’s a breathtaking day set against the stunning Eden Garden’s State Park with a bride as gorgeous as this lovely lady, well… it’s more than gorgeous.  It’s beyond pretty.  See it all right here in the full gallery.

From Jennifer Blair…  I’m so excited to share this bridal session with you all. I’m so enthralled with every little detail. Karis is the epitome of an elegant Southern bride, so we chose the Wesley mansion at Eden Garden for her bridals. It fit so perfectly with her look. The elegant and sturdy pillars complimented the delicate lace of her Sottero & Midgley gown. The grandiose moss-covered oaks fell in line with her classic chapel-length veil and jeweled details. Her lovely locks felt reminiscent of the 1920′s. I couldn’t have been more in love with the whole feel.

Photography: Jennifer Blair Photography | Wedding Gown: Maggie Sottero | Location: Eden Garden's State Park